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Michael S. Gazzaniga

Larry R. Squire

in The History of Neuroscience in Autobiography

Seventh edition

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780195396133
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199918409 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396133.003.0003
Michael S. Gazzaniga

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Michael S. Gazzaniga carried out original studies of human brain laterality and function in split-brain patients, work that has rich implications for consciousness, free will, and the self. He introduced the term cognitive neuroscience, helped develop the discipline, and founded the discipline’s flagship journal. More recently, he has effectively written several books for a broad audience about brain and mind, showing generations of readers the human face of science.

Keywords: human; laterality; split-brain; consciousness; cognitive neuroscience

Chapter.  19039 words. 

Subjects: Neuroscience

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